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Dry Skin Natural Remedies

dry skinSkin can be dry, itching, scaling or parchment-like. Many people have chronic dry skin conditions. If it is acute dry skin is usually from a lack of water or fluid absorption.

There are various medical treatments for dry skin, but they are often based on steroid and other toxic crèmes.

From the natural perspective dry skin is connective tissue weakness connected with either toxic blood or what Chinese medicine considers a yin deficiency (cold on the outside but hot on the inside from general chronic weakness).

Diet – eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, sodas, and especially fast foods.

Nutrition for Dry Skin

Evening primrose oil is good for skin and female health, 500 to 1,000 mg a day.

Flax oil is skin and cardio protective at 4,000 mg a day, not as anti-inflammatory as fish oil.

Omega 3 fish oils are my favorite at 6,000 mg a day of whole salmon oil (from a health food store, not big stores), a must for cardiovascular health.

Aloe juice can help soothe the mucus membranes internally and reduce heat and dryness of tissues.

2 tablespoons a day of dried Gogi berries helps maintain kidney energy health which helps fight kidney yin deficiency (chronic weakness of the kidneys). Kidneys help maintain moisture balance in the body.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body's ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results -- your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Dry Skin

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties. Learn more about herbs >

Use a combination of the following herbs in liquid, capsule or powder for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb or 1 liquid dropper squeeze full of an herbal tincture 3 times a day.

Sarsaparilla is a blood purifier; use along with chickweed and gotu kola.

Chickweed reduces dryness and heat in the skin.

Gotu kola is an Ayurvedic herb used for skin repair as well as for nerves and brain.

Dong quai is a moisturizer and especially for blood building and uterine and breast congestion for women.


Cell Salts to Help with Dry Skin

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day. Learn more about cell salts >

#1 Calc fluor 6X – thickened cracked dry skin, brittle cracked skin
#9 Nat mur 6X – dry skin, person has had grief, sadness or depression
#12 Silicea 6X – thin shiny skin, delicate shy person; cracked and brittle nails


Dry Skin Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies. Learn more about homeopathy >

Cracks and fissures with digestive problems

Alumina – dry skin; skin problems with severe constipation. Person may be elderly or angry and confused.

Antimonium crud – with digestive problems and thick white coating on tongue. Person is sentimental and oversensitive.

Sepia – can also have eczema on hands; hormone imbalance; tired, exhausted, grumpy, no sex drive.

Sulphur – dry skin; skin conditions with heat; considered for kidney yin deficiency; person is usually messy and intellectual.

Fissures with depression problems

Arsenicum album – dry skin that is burning; person is restless and super tidy; considered for kidney yin deficiency.

Petroleum – skin worse in the winter; person is fearful and forgetful.

Nat carb – dry skin with digestive problems, gas and bloating; person is sensitive to dairy and music.

Thickened skin (callus)

Dulcamara – skin problem worse from damp, cold conditions; flat warts; person is confused and depressed.

Graphites with skin problems of obesity and tendency to large scars. Person is obstinate and has menstrual depression.

Sepia – can also have eczema on hands; hormone imbalance; tired, exhausted, grumpy, no sex drive.

Rhus tox – skin worse in cold wet weather or exposure; may also have stiff joints.

Dry parchment skin

Arsenicum album – dry skin that is burning; person is restless and super tidy; considered for kidney yin deficiency.

Cinchona – person is sensitive and touchy; considered for kidney yin deficiency with digestive problems; also for loss of vital fluids (blood or water).

Lycopodium – symptoms worse 4 to 8 pm; poor self esteem; kidney yin deficiency with digestive problems.

Sarsaparilla – skin is shriveled, lies in folds and is emaciated; may also have cankers in mouth.


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